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Om Shiv Shambhu to meet Goa Police in semis

NT NETWORK Santacruz Om Shiv Shambu and Goa Police will clash in the first semifinals of the 52nd All Goa Crown Club Volleyball Tournament for Silvestre de Olivera Trophy, after both the teams notched up wins in their respective quarterfinals played at volleyball court in Santacruz, on Tuesday evening. In the first quarters, Goa Police proved to be too tough …

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Sumiran, Govekar hit tons as Goa post 376/2 on Day 1

Porvorim: Openers Sumiran Amonkar and Vaibhav Govekar hit solid knocks of 160 each as Goa posted a mammoth 376 for 2 against Arunachal Pradesh on the opening day of their Ranjji Trophy Plate Group match at GCA Academy ground in Porvorim, on Monday. The duo stitched a 316-run stand for the opening wicket – the highest by a Goa pair …

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GOA BRIEFS

St Anthony’s SC, SWC Zaino in goalless draw SARZORA: St Anthony Sports Club Assolda and SWC Zaino played out a goalless draw in the GFA’s Second Division League match played at Sarzora ground, on Monday. Neither team managed to break the deadlock in the ninety minutes of duel. In another match, United Club of Telaulim outclassed Varca SC 8-2. Joyson …

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Dempo SC burst Calangute Association bubble of joy

Duler: Dempo Sports Club preferred to play bass instead of lead and were made to wait till the end to stage a comeback that enabled them to hold Calangute Association 2-2 in the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League at Duler stadium on Monday. Title contenders Dempo SC started hazily with coach Samir Naik deciding to keep Fulganco on the …

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Dense fog likely cause of Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash

Calabasas: Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on Sunday, when overcast skies and fog grounded other aircraft. A Sikorsky S-76 chopper owned by Bryant slammed into a steep hillside outside the town of Calabasas, California, about …

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Another walk in ‘Eden’ park for India

Auckland: India again outclassed New Zealand as they coasted to a seven-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 match in Auckland on Sunday to go 2-0 up in the series. On the Eden Park ground renowned for its short boundaries, and which produced more than 400 runs in game one on Friday, New Zealand struggled with the bat and posted a …

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Bottom-placed Velsao SCC hold Salgaocar FC

Navelim: Velsao Sports and Cultural Club put up a brave fight against Salgaocar Football Club as they held them to a 1-1 draw in the GFA’s Goa Professional League match played at Rosary ground, Navelim, on Sunday. Velsao’s Remedios Vaz scored an 84th minute equaliser to cancel out Salgaocar FC’s Chaitan Komarpant’s third minute lead. After playing their 14th match, …

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GOA BRIEFS

MTCA’s chess tourney from Feb 8 PANAJI: Mourmugao Taluka Chess Association will be organising their second edition of the Late Shanbagh & Sumathi Memorial All Goa Rolling trophy Rapid Chess tournament on February 8 and 9 at Chowgule’s centenary hall, near Bramahsthal temple, Baina Vasco. Interested players may send their entries to Swapnil Hoble (9881776689) or Mukund Kambli (9921896940) on …

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SJD Areal crowned champs

Curtorim: Sao Jose de Areal defeated St Anthony’s SC, Assolda 4-1 via tie-breaker to lift the 31st Curtorim Panchayat Cup 2020, at DSYA ground in Curtorim on Sunday. In an exciting final, both the teams played an attacking football and finished 1-1 in regulation time. Assolda went into the lead in the 14th minute through Benson Fernandes after receiving a …

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Raia, Anjuna share spoils

Poriat: Raia Football Club and Anjuna Gymkhana played out a 1-1 draw in the Goa Football Association U-14 Second Division League Play Offs (final round) at Poriat ground, on Sunday. After sharing an equal footing for almost half an hour, Raia FC broke the deadlock in the 31st minute through Aniston D’Silva. The goal separated the two sides as Anjuna …

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